William Faulkner's Old Man Movie Review 1997

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TV adaptation of a part of Faulkner's 1939 novel "The Wild Palms" that is set in the '20s. The "Old Man" in question is the mighty Mississippi, which has flooded leaving a pregnant Addie (Tripplehorn), abandoned by her husband, stranded and about to give birth. But prison-farm inmate J.J. Taylor (Howard) is sent by the warden to row to her rescue, becoming a surrogate father when the baby is born, and traveling the river to New Orleans to get mother and child to safety.


Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.

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Flood, Books to Film: William Faulkner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Pregnant Pauses, American South, Men in Prison, Rescue Missions, Great Depression
Horton Foote
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Arliss Howard, Leo Burmester
Kees Van Oostrum
John Kent Harrison
Lawrence Shragge
Hallmark Hall of Fame

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